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(Updated   Aug.  2
6 2015)
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.01 billion
Mobiles  983.7 million 
Landlines: 26.3 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  102  million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 86  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  Mobile Internet in India  IAMAI  study  July 2015
E-commerce is Indias new sun-rise industry; set to reach USD 16 billion this year: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study
Ericsson  Study: Indian Mobile Broadband landscape ( May 2015)

Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market


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  Health wearables leader, Fitbit, sets up base in India
New Delhi, August  29 2015:  US-headquartered global leader in wearable health and fitness solutions – Fitbit, Inc ., --  has formally entered the Indian market, while announcing availability of its full line of activity and sleep tracking products. ....
India brand iBall is now top tablet seller
New Delhi, August 27  2015: The Indian tablet market grew at a healthy 23% in  in the second quarter of 2015, recovering from a slow start in Quarter 1,  and notched up 1.04 million unit shipments. This is the finding of the latest study by International Data Corporation (IDC). ....
Amazon takes on corner stores in India with household supplies
New Delhi, August 26, 2015:  Hard on the heels of its  Kirana Now,  local service,  Amazon India launched   its Household Supplies store  offering  a wide range of products including dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, laundry detergents, paper, plastic wraps as well as puja supplies. ...
Rare global recognition for Hyderabad-based software testing lab
Hyderabad, August 25 2015: The Managed Testing Services Division of   ​Cigniti Technologies, headquartered in Hyderabad,  has been appraised at CMMI-SVC v1. ...
India ranks no. 3 in Asian Cyber savviness: ESET study
Singapore,  August 25 2015:  The  2015   Asia Cyber Savviness Report  released by  global pioneer in proactive protection – ESET--  places Malysia at the top   of the league in the region, followed by Singapore, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia in that order. ...

Education and e-learning
WizIQ honored as best online education platform
New Delhi, August 26 2015: One of the world’s largest cloud-based education platforms WizIQ  has been named  Best Online Education Platform Technology Provider at the World Education Summit held recently  here. The award recognizxed WizIQ’s pioneering Online Academy Builder platform which enables learning service providers to set up their self-branded online academies and deliver high quality education solutions to learners across geographies. ....
ANSYS makes its flagship simulation software free for students
Bangalore; August 19, 2015 – Students around the world now have free access to ANSYS , the leading engineering simulation solution. Released today, ANSYS Student   is a free, introductory academic software package for students interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to the state-of-the-art ANSYS simulation workflows, pre-processing, post-processing and solver solutions. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
From Bhopal, a cool mobile tool to learn foreign languages
Bhopal, August 5, 2015: Insperia Education Pvt. Ltd in Bhopal   has launched LingosMio,   an online platform for learning foreign languages is a product of. It has also launched an Android app  which currently offers  a course in Spanish. ....
Vistara launches mobile boarding pass for its flights from Mumbai
Mumbai, August 5, 2015: Vistara’s customers travelling out of Mumbai’s T2 terminal to New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Goa , now enjoy a mobile phone boarding pass facility -- time-saver for passengers , resulting in reduction in usage of paper boarding passes. ....

HP to help Kerala roll out e-health services
Bangalore, August 1  2015 : Kerala's  Department of Health and Family Welfare, has  turned to  HP to create an e-Health IT platform to enable the delivery of a digital healthcare solution and services for Health Care facilities across Kerala. ....
Braham app highlights yoga
New Delhi, July 8 2015: A new  search engine and  a free app from India  focussing on health has been launched:  highlights  Yoga regimes and cures. This app can also  search for and find Doctors & Hospitals near you. ....
BeFit app now live for Mumbai users, soon India wide
Mumbai,  July  2  2015: The beFITsocial app is now available on Android platform.brings complete fitness solutions on your mobile. ...

Product Pulse
Phicomm Energy 653: Pocket rocket!
The Phicomm Energy 653 is the Parthiv Patel of smart phones – small in size and price, but optimum on performance Bangalore, August 24 2015: It’s tough times for the smart phone buyer, with brands packing in an unbelievable number of capabilities and even after-sales service offers. ....
iBall Slide 0900-C: Made for digital desis
iBall's new Android tablet shows a sure touch for  the priorities of  lay Indian users Bangalore, August 24 2014: When Elizabeth Barrett   sized up hubby Robert  Browning  170 years ago  to record :"How do I love thee, let me count the ways. ....
And Zen there were selfies...
New Delhi, August 8 2015: From Vishnu Anand Asus is taking selfie addictions seriously, by launching two selfie special phones to support the cause of the new national past time Smartphone brand Asus has added an entire lineup of new devices to its ZenFone family. ...

IT's for you
  Flagship Cadence conference concludes
Bangalore, August 25, 2015: Cadence Design Systems (India)  concluded its annual flagship user conference CDNLive India 2015, here last week. The conference brought together users and industry experts from semiconductor and electronics product and design services companies, and featured keynotes from Texas Instruments and Samsung. ....
New Zebronics headphones simulate 3D sound
Bangalore, August 22 2015:  Chennai headquartered Zebronics,  has launched    high- end ‘Iron Head’ Headphones’,   with simulated 3D surround sound. The headsets are easily adjustable to ensure a snug and comfortable fit for the long Movies too. ....
Affordable and ultralight, powerbank from Toreto
New Delhi, India, August 19, 2015:  Leading Power solutions  provider, Toreto,  has just launched an  ultra-thin, ultra-light weight and 6500mAh High Technology Power bank “Energy Boost” at an  affordable price  in India. ...
DTDC creates app for Rakhis this RakshaBandhan
Mumbai August 19, 2015:. DTDC, India’s largest express delivery network,  has tied up with online marketplace Klikgenie. ...
INOX theatres tie up with BRENZY app for real time info
Mumbai,  August 19 2015:  Major Indian cinema multiplex chain, INOX has teamed with  with BRENZY --  an application that provides movie goers with real time information on films, special offers and discounts that one can avail at INOX. ...

IT people
  Lycos founder Michael Mauldin rejoins as director
Hyderabad,  August 24 2015 : Michael Mauldin, the founder ofLYCOS  in 1994  is rejoining the new    Indian-led entity as  an Independent Director on its Board  from today. In his earlier tenure, he also served as the Chief Scientist of the Lycos Internet search engine company. ....
Balaji Rao to head sales at Veritas India
New Delhi,  August 18, 2015:  Having decided to  spin out  Veritas  which it merged with itself  a few years ago,  Symantec Corp has named  Balaji Rao as the India Sales Leader   for the separate entity Rao is an industry veteran with close to 20 years’ experience working in blue chip technology companies and has held several leadership positions. ....
Kalpit Jain to lead netCore as CEO
Mumbai, August 13, 2015: Kalpit Jain is the  New Chief Executive Officer  at leading digital marketing solutions company,netCORE. ...

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Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest $5bn in India
Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn will invest about $5bn over the next 5 years to build a manufacturing facility in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, marking one of the largest foreign direct investment deals in Indian corporate history. Financial Times August 8 2015

Abdul Kalam's unique tech management style
.....We failed to resolve the issues at our level. So we persuaded Kalam to accompany us to try and push the schedules. How he accomplished that was a lesson in management we would never forget..... Anand Parthasarathy in THE WEEK  August 9 2015

Vizury conjures sci-fi magic in its dashboard
Indian product software firm Vizury claims to have a secret sauce to help companies make up their minds on where to spend their digital marketing dollars..  Deccan Herald  July 20 2015


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